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Developing And Validating Multiple Choice Test Items

Author : Thomas M. Haladyna
ISBN : 9781136790652
Genre : Education
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This book is intended for anyone who is seriously interested in designing and validating multiple-choice test items that measure understanding and the application of knowledge and skills to complex situations, such as critical thinking and problem solving. The most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field, this edition has been extensively revised to include: *more information about writing items that match content standards; *more information about creating item pools and item banking; *a new set of item-writing rules (with examples) in chapter 5, as well as guidelines for other multiple-choice formats; *hundreds of examples including an expanded chapter 4 devoted to exemplary item formats and a new chapter 6 containing exemplary items (with author annotations); *a chapter on item generation (chapter 7) featuring item modeling and other procedures that speed up item development; and *a more extensive set of references to past and current work in the area of multiple-choice item writing and validation. This book will be of interest to anyone who develops test items for large-scale assessments, as well as teachers and graduate students who desire the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the design and validation of multiple-choice test items.

Developing And Validating Test Items

Author : Thomas M. Haladyna
ISBN : 9781136961977
Genre : Education
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Since test items are the building blocks of any test, learning how to develop and validate test items has always been critical to the teaching-learning process. As they grow in importance and use, testing programs increasingly supplement the use of selected-response (multiple-choice) items with constructed-response formats. This trend is expected to continue. As a result, a new item writing book is needed, one that provides comprehensive coverage of both types of items and of the validity theory underlying them. This book is an outgrowth of the author’s previous book, Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items, 3e (Haladyna, 2004). That book achieved distinction as the leading source of guidance on creating and validating selected-response test items. Like its predecessor, the content of this new book is based on both an extensive review of the literature and on its author’s long experience in the testing field. It is very timely in this era of burgeoning testing programs, especially when these items are delivered in a computer-based environment. Key features include ... Comprehensive and Flexible – No other book so thoroughly covers the field of test item development and its various applications. Focus on Validity – Validity, the most important consideration in testing, is stressed throughout and is based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, currently under revision by AERA, APA, and NCME Illustrative Examples – The book presents various selected and constructed response formats and uses many examples to illustrate correct and incorrect ways of writing items. Strategies for training item writers and developing large numbers of items using algorithms and other item-generating methods are also presented. Based on Theory and Research – A comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research runs throughout the book and complements the expertise of its authors.

Developing And Validating Multiple Choice Test Items

Author : Thomas M. Haladyna
ISBN : 0805831479
Genre : Multiple-choice examinations
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This book is the most comprehensive treatment of the rationale and rules for multiple-choice item writing, the most useful format for measuring, and the research behind it. Treating the study of item responses in the framework of validity theory, this book: provides a conceptual basis for item writing; reviews the issue of constructed- versus selected-response testing; presents a variety of formats; provides guidance in developing items; offers a basis for reviewing, evaluating, and improving items; and speculates about the future of item development and validation.

Handbook Of Test Development

Author : Suzanne Lane
ISBN : 9781135283384
Genre : Education
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Despite the fact that test development is a growth industry that cuts across all levels of education and all the professions, there has never been a comprehensive, research-oriented Handbook to which everyone (developers and consumers) can turn for guidance. That is the mission of this book. The Handbook of Test Development brings together well-known scholars and test-development practitioners to present chapters on all aspects of test development. Each chapter contributor is not only a recognized expert with an academic and research background in their designated topic, each one has also had hands-on experience in various aspects of test development. This thirty two-chapter volume is organized into six sections: foundations, content, item development, test design, test production and administration, and post-test activities. The Handbook provides extensive treatment of such important but unrecognized topics as contracting for testing services, item banking, designing tests for small testing program, and writing technical reports. The Handbook is based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, which serve as the foundation for sound test development practice. These chapters also suggest best test development practices and highlight methods to improve test validity evidence. This book is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars that deal with test development and usage, professional testing services and credentialing agencies, state and local boards of education, and academic libraries serving these groups.

The Nurse Educator S Guide To Assessing Learning Outcomes

Author : Mary E. McDonald
ISBN : 9781449665968
Genre : Medical
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The new edition of this award winning text helps address the increased pressure that the NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty. The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, 2nd Edition guides classroom educators through the process of developing effective classroom exams and individual test items.

Evaluation And Testing In Nursing Education

Author : Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
ISBN : 9780826195562
Genre : Medical
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This book should be required reading for all educators! It is necessary for educators to keep pace with the changing dynamics of learners and this book provides insights into how to achieve this goal."--Doody's Medical Reviews Praise for the Third Edition: ìWithout question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf.î --Nursing Education Perspectives The ìgold standardî for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools and rubrics for measuring studentsí classroom and clinical performance. It describes how to develop a test blueprint and to assemble, administer, write, and score all types of tests and test questions, and analyze tests and test performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. It includes guidelines for preventing cheating, and for conducting productive posttest discussions. The book offers strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics. The book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. The text meets NLN Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies (15% of CNE Test BluePrint). New to the Fourth edition: Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in nursing classroom and clinical education A new chapter on online testing, with and without an online teaching platform such as BlackBoard, standardized online testing packages, establishing valid online-based testing, and related issues Current research, references, and new examples Stronger focus on evaluating higher level cognitive functions Additional test preparation for NCLEX and other certification tests Development of test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams, including discussion of innovative items being piloted for possible use on the NCLEX Expanded coverage on establishing rubrics for assessing written assignments New information on using simulation for ìHigh Stakes Testingî Online teaching guide that includes PowerPoint slides, sample core syllabus, and learner activities

Developing And Using Classroom Assessments

Author : Albert Oosterhof
ISBN : 0130942049
Genre : Education
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This brief, inexpensive book focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the classroom. Coverage includes integrating assessments into the learning process, showing the implications of research in cognitive psychology and showing how classroom assessments can facilitate transfer of learning and development of problem solving skills. For professionals in the field of Educational Psychology or anyone interested in teaching methods.

Educational Measurement

Author : Robert L. Brennan
ISBN : 0275981258
Genre : Education
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Documents progress in the field of educational measurement and provides in-depth treatment of such important topics as test fairness, scaling and norming, and performance assessment.

Issues In Healthcare Management Economics And Education 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464965449
Genre : Medical
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Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education. The editors have built Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Diagnostic Writing Assessment

Author : Ute Knoch
ISBN : 3631589816
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The diagnostic assessment of writing is an important aspect of language testing which has often been neclected in the literature. However, it is an area which poses special challenges to practioners both in the classroom and in large-scale testing situations. This book presents a study which set out to develop and validate a rating scale specifically designed for the diagnostic assessment of writing in an academic English setting. The scale was developed by analysing a large number of writing performances produced by both native speakers of English and learners of English as an additional language. The rating scale was then validated using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The study showed that a detailed data-based rating scale is more valid and more useful for diagnostic purposes than the more commonly used impressionistic rating scale.

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